Sunday, August 28, 2016

Chance to Say Good-bye

My father-in-law ended up only being in the hospital twice in his lifetime. When he was born. And when he died. We all hoped he would come through gall bladder and open heart surgery. After seven weeks of a courageous battle to regain his health and strength, he took a turn for the worse. He went quickly on Friday, August 26th, 2016 at age 77.

Thankfully all five children had a chance to say good-bye. He ended his days on earth surrounded by his dear, sweet wife of 57 years, his children, and five of his grandchildren. They prayed, sang a hymn, and shared a precious time in those final moments. We can't imagine life without him, but trust God will carry us through. A memorial service is being planned for next weekend.

Pictured: My in-laws at the Seattle waterfront, 2014.

Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints. Psalm 116:15

4 comments:

Erica Parsons said...

So sorry for your loss. Praying for your family during this time.

Unknown said...

Praying for you. Love you guys. What a great testimony you guys are at this time.

Anonymous said...

Oh, Honey, my heart cries with you. Please let me know when the services are. I would like to try and come. I am trusting Father to be with you all in a very special way.

I love you,
Marion

Mary said...

The memorial service will held at Westwood Baptist Church in Olympia on Saturday, September 3 at 1:30 PM.